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Recently I got myself a second monitor, a small 19" Dell mostly to monitor my hardware, put my music player and IM in there and ocasionally look up something on the web while playing, but lately I've been worrying about this.

Is it possible to get burn-in/Image retention on a LCD that's on for about 10 hours a day? I've set up UltraMon to rotate wallpapers every so often, but what about the meters in rainmeter and desktop icons? or I am worrying needlessly?
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post #2 of 9
Nope. LCD's do not burn in. (Except under EXTREME circumstances)
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post #3 of 9
It isn't "burn-in" per se a la plasma screens, as there is nothing burning. But image permanence can be an issue depending on the panel. The chemicals in the LCD get stuck, sometimes you can get them unstuck sometimes not...and yes desktop icons or the start bar as well as the desktop can cause this to happen.

I have a 17" Dell from a ways back I bought used and cheap...it developed permanence for a section of my desktop image after my not using that monitor for a bit or so on my multi-monitor workstation.
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
Nope. LCD's do not burn in. (Except under EXTREME circumstances)
Not really. For a while some Apple Cinema displays suffered from permanence...maddening on a $1000 LCD panel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_persistence

http://www.elotouch.com/Support/Tech...xels_image.asp
Edited by Skripka - 6/5/11 at 6:48am
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post #5 of 9
It happens when you have the same image for days on without a change, but in your case I dont think it will happen
post #6 of 9
I've yet to see a regular LCD monitor have burn-in problems. I used to use a 32in Plasma that had burn-in issues, but ever since I got my LCD I haven't seen it again and I leave it on one screen for 6+ hours almost every day.
post #7 of 9
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Thanks for the replies, guess I don't have to worry too much about it
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post #8 of 9
I guess people are really worried because of that joke where if your friends are out of town and they have a plasma TV you put up some really nasty porn for two weeks straight, then by the time they get back they will have that one image burned into their pixels so whatever they watch, they will have he image at about 30% opacity in the background.
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post #9 of 9
LCD image retention/permanence does happen. It's not actual "burn-in" though, and will go away if the screen is left off for a while (a few days), or if you are careful not allow the same static image to be displayed too long.
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